ReMix: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link "Hyrule Housing Inc." 2:32

By F4T4L_3RR0R

Arranging the music of one song...

"Indoors BGM"

Primary Game: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, 1987, NES), music by Akito Nakatsuka

Posted 2001-03-24, evaluated by djpretzel


F4T4L gave us the somewhat experimental Metal Gear solid ReMix that some people loved and some people hated (I was a fan). Well, I don't think there'll be any disagreement that this is not only a better ReMix, but pretty much a universally quality mix as well. I remember playing this game, but never getting anywhere. I was young . . . uhh, I think the whole concept of an RPG was confusing at the time or something. I played anyway, mostly because the graphics were great for the time, and the music was of course awesome. Hearing the simple chorused piano rendition of this theme that f4t4l starts out with definitely brought all that back. He adds some good synthage, and especially well-used percussion and breaks (subtractive and additive is pretty much a staple of ReMixing, but it can be done to varying degrees of success) and nice pizzicato string hits. I like it, and you should too :)

djpretzel

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Marmiduke
on 2012-08-02 04:56:31

I like the philosophy behind this mix. It's not JUST a drumloop added to a resequenced midi, even though it so easily could have been. The added touches begin piling up, and it becomes a subtle, though rather repetitive, expansion of the tune.

Yeah, more original material could have been written to flesh it out and easily made to fit in well, but I think enough was done to make this not sound like a total drag or send you loopy. It sounds old and certainly won't be something you'll find yourself listening to on repeat, but I liked the 'less is more' nature of this. So simple, nothing special, but it works.

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Bahamut
on 2010-02-18 15:24:53

This is pretty repetitive - the synths could use more variation in the melody. Song is also too short...meh.

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-09-08 22:23:54

What I love about this mix is the transition. The fade in works just right for this song. I wish it had gone further, really transitioning into something totally new, or a crazy new style or something. Overall you don't hear much change in the melody piano, which is what gets me. But man, that transition is great.

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OA
on 2007-05-02 17:45:18

Pretty repetitive, but the synths are nice. I think this mix could have done better with a lot more interpretation. Even a little solo or something would have made this a lot less samey, and more interesting in the long run.

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KogeJoe
on 2007-02-02 05:40:02

Too short to have even made a remix for it... predictably, the remix got too repetative. Not too much improvisation on the melody... :-/

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Nateconq
on 2006-02-07 02:08:40

This mix really takes me back. I was also too young to really grasp the point of the game but that melody will stay with me forever. Hopefully they put the original song into the upcoming Zelda game.

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MisterBiggler
on 2006-01-14 16:56:57

This is probably one of the pieces that brought me to this site originally. I think a friend shot me a link to it and I was hooked. I love how drum bass hits at 0:39; I really didn't see it coming the first time I heard it. The song has good energy throughout, and fades out beautifully. I wish the ReMix wasn't so short, but seeing how short the sample was, I'm impressed with what he did with it. This one will persist in the favorites playlist as it always has.

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tandroy
on 2005-09-07 03:02:19
Doesn't it have bit of an Enya "Orinoco Flow" feel? For some of you the "Sail away, sail away, sail away," song. Pretty cool.

That was the first thing I thought when I heard this one.

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Heyjohnny
on 2005-07-18 13:46:12

I love this song, it's very relaxing and has a 'gentle' feel to it. I think that most of F4T4L 3RR0R's remixes are original.

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GhedaRycon
on 2005-07-14 12:16:03

Doesn't it have bit of an Enya "Orinoco Flow" feel? For some of you the "Sail away, sail away, sail away," song. Pretty cool.

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jordex
on 2004-11-10 23:34:30

i love the drums!!

but i dont like the rest too much

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Woffester
on 2002-07-07 12:29:50

Though technically, not one of the best mixes on this site BY FAR...It still makes MY playlist and I have loved it for a long time...I heard this before I knew about OCR, and was my favorite for a long time and running...

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EdgeCrusher
on 2002-06-09 15:13:03

love the way the intro is, and goes into the rest of the song quite well. Great job f4t4l

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Saunders
on 2002-05-13 00:02:52

Zelda II 'Hyrule Housing Inc.'

Nice mix here from Fatal Error, I personally liked it better than his Metal Gear mix, there's a much more laid back, calm, and cool sound here. Not one of my favorites, and doesn't make my playlist, but it's a nice little tune nonetheless. Can't vouch for originality as I've not heard the original tune.

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Primary Game:
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, 1987, NES)
Music by Akito Nakatsuka
Songs:
"Indoors BGM"

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